Opinion

Sep. 09, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

Letter: Reader weighs in on Ferguson, gun debate

The tragedy that occurred in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9 precipitated chaos that leaves divisions drawn but responsibility shared.


Sep. 08, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Letter: We must vote to fix these problems

In today’s Mountain Press (Sunday, Sept. 7) the readers can note another Obama government power play that is hidden from the public. It seems that the government agency for immigration has “dumped” 88 or more illegal children in Sevier County.


Sep. 08, 2014 @ 05:43 PM

Letter: Hispanic church dedicates new building

On January of 2008 in the city of Pigeon Forge, a small group of Hispanics started to gather to receive Bible studies in the Aleman’s Family home.


Sep. 08, 2014 @ 12:32 PM

Editorial: It's time for real national decisions on immigration

News came out over the weekend that President Obama, thought by many to be eyeing a unilateral policy shift on immigration, will wait until after the November election cycle before making any move on that front.


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 03:45 PM

Jason Davis: Looking for luck? Keep searching

If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have any luck at all. It’s cliche, for sure, but often describes me perfectly.


Sep. 04, 2014 @ 05:53 PM

Letter: Juvenile facility says thanks

On behalf of Director Steve Layman, Lt. Joe Brown and all correctional staff at the Sevier County Juvenile Facility, I would like to thank our friends at the Sevier County Public Library, Townsend Press and all who made the donation of books and videos to our facility possible.


Sep. 04, 2014 @ 05:53 PM

Letter: People are turning their backs on Christianity

I would like everyone to ask themselves just one question.


Sep. 04, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Editorial: September is National Voter Registration Month

With state and federal elections looming in November, September has been proclaimed National Voter Registration Month.


Sep. 02, 2014 @ 01:46 PM

Ask the Doc: Don't discount the love drug

A 91-year-old patient of mine recently received a very powerful drug. The effect was remarkable.  He looks and feels almost 20 years younger.


Sep. 02, 2014 @ 12:01 PM

Editorial: Prescription drugs, not alcohol, biggest challenge for state

A week ago we wrote in this space of the difficulties facing state law enforcement, medical professionals, hospitals and legislators caused by the rampant abuse of prescription drugs in our state.


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 03:24 PM

Guest editorial: Where does LeConte name come from anyhow?

Mount LeConte, at 5,593 feet above sea level, is the highest peak in Sevier County, Tennessee.


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 12:27 PM

Jason Davis: A future predicted: The movies got some things right

For years science fiction movies and books have been predicting the future of our world.


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

Letter: Boyds Creek signaling could be improved

On behalf of the thousands of drivers who travel north on Highway 66 and turn left on to Boyd’s Creek Highway, there is a lot of fuel being consumed while waiting (with no on-coming traffic) to turn on to Boyd’s Creek Highway.


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Letter: Veterans recognition at show was touching

Being residents of Sevier County sometimes means being caught up in all the wonderful activities available to us.


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 12:47 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

State Sen. Doug Overbey, who represents the 8th District — Blount and Sevier Counties — has tossed his hat in the ring as a contender for state attorney general.


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 12:19 PM

Editorial: Forge distillery fight focuses on Parkway

Pigeon Forge faces an interesting dilemma.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 06:34 PM

Letter: Savagery, both home and abroad

Recently, our airwaves have been inundated with the savage behavior of the radical Muslim group called ISIS. Their barbaric murders of innocent lives as well as their recent reprehensible beheading of one of our own journalists has turned the stomachs of most here in America who now believe this group of thugs must be exterminated.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 12:22 PM

Editorial: Low prices at the pump could mean most Labor Day travelers in years

With gas prices relatively low, AAA is predicting this Labor Day weekend will see the most travel the holiday weekend has had since 2008.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 02:30 PM

Michael Collins: Fear of your death shouldn’t paralyze your life

On Aug. 30, 24 years ago, my father passed away at the same age I am now, 44.  I am frequently amazed at the size of the void his loss still maintains in my life. 


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 02:26 PM

Letter: Why is one death greater than others?

I just do not understand the uproar over a policeman shooting a huge teenager in Missouri.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 02:25 PM

Letter: Veterans parade is appreciated

On behalf of my fellow Vietnam veterans I wish to thank the city of Pigeon Forge and all the folks involved with the Welcome Home From Vietnam Parade and events held this past week.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 02:24 PM

Letter: Ethics a problem on Wall Street

I read the interviews of Sir Richard Branson (Virgin Group) by Maria Bartiromo (anchor and global markets editor at Fox Business Network) for USA Today Aug. 18, where he talked about growth, ethics and the final frontier.


Aug. 24, 2014 @ 10:13 AM

Jason Davis: Thoughts from the notebook

With summer ending and a hectic week behind us, here’s a little bit of this and that culled from my mental notebook.


Aug. 24, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

Upcoming convention is huge for Pigeon Forge

Next month’s National Quartet Convention, slated for Sept. 21-27 in Pigeon Forge, may not sound like much to the average citizen, but it’s the crown jewel of the city’s LeConte Center so far.


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 03:24 PM

Letter: Reader takes issue with cartoon

First off, I was pretty offended at the political cartoon, on Aug. 22, depicting the Pilgrims as “undesirables” who came across some border illegally. Totally the wrong picture!